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Fatah official in Poland: Oslo is a stage in the path of “revolution until victory,” it led to the return of the “fighters,” Israelis killed Arafat

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Posted text: “The Oslo Accords:
The Oslo Accords determine that the interim stage ends within five years, and I think that we have profited from the interim stage more than is written in the clauses of the Accords. This includes the return of hundreds of thousands of members of our people, and particularly the fighters who were pressured in the Arab states.
Therefore it is necessary to add [to the achievements of Oslo] the building of a popular fighting force that forced Israel to use its entire army in order to overcome it in the second Intifada (i.e., PA terror campaign 2000-2005), and more importantly, the strengthening of the national institutions that constitute foundations for a future state.
Israel discerned the dangers of Oslo, and therefore the Israeli right-wing killed two leaders who signed the Accords – namely [former Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak] Rabin and [former PLO Chairman and PA President] Martyr (Shahid) Yasser Arafat (sic., claims that Israelis poisoned and assassinated Arafat have been disproven by medical teams; see note below) – and now they are continuing on the same path in their campaign against the third leader who joined the same signing, namely brother [PA] President Mahmoud Abbas.
Settlement expanded after Oslo, and not because of Oslo; and in addition, the Hamas coup took place (refers to 2007 Hamas takeover of Gaza; see note below –Ed.) that affected the capability of the Palestinian struggle, and this was part of [former Israeli Prime Minister Ariel] Sharon’s plan to separate Gaza from the rest of the [Palestinian] homeland (sic., Sharon dismantled all Jewish towns and withdrew the Israeli army from the Gaza Strip in 2005, leaving it under PA control. Sharon fell into a permanent coma in January 2006, before the Hamas coup –Ed.).
We cannot discuss history based on the data of the present, otherwise we would need ‘to declare as traitors’ those who refused the [UN] Partition Resolution [in 1947] and opposed it, claiming that our situation would have been better if we had agreed to the partition of our homeland.
Yesterday [Sept. 11, 2018] was the anniversary of the Sept. 11 [2001] events (i.e., terror attacks in the US), and we must view this event as a turning point that gave Sharon a free hand to put out the [second] Intifada with the blessings of the entire world.
We must treat Oslo as a stage that has passed and ended. Fatah’s understanding of this is in the framework of the slogan ‘revolution until victory’ – exactly as we understood the Beirut campaign (i.e., the 1982 Lebanon War): legendary resolve that was essential, even though the result was forcing the revolution to leave Lebanon, and the dispersal of the fighters in various exiles.
Oslo is a stage in the path of ‘revolution until victory,’ and whoever does not believe in this does not have faith in himself, his people, and Palestine.

Dr. Khalil Nazzal
Fatah Movement Secretary in Poland”

Following PLO and PA Chairman Yasser Arafat's death in November 2004, the PA created the libel that Israel murdered Arafat, and it has been spreading it since. In 2012, samples were taken from Arafat’s remains and tested for poisoning by Swiss, Russian, and French teams of scientists. The Swiss team concluded that the tests were "coherent with a hypothesis of poisoning" - but a member of the team also stated that "our study did not permit us to demonstrate categorically the hypothesis of poisoning by polonium." The Russian scientists concluded that "there was insufficient evidence to support the theory that Yasser Arafat died in 2004 by polonium poisoning." [Reuters, Nov. 8, 2013] In March 2015, three French judges ruled that "it has not been demonstrated that Mr. Yasser Arafat was murdered by polonium-210 poisoning." The French prosecutor stated that there was "not sufficient evidence of an intervention by a third party who could have attempted to take his life." [France 24, Sept. 2, 2015] The French prosecutor also explained that the polonium and lead found in Arafat’s grave were “of an environmental nature.” [Jerusalem Post, March 17, 2015].
Despite these results, the PA continues to blame Israel for Arafat’s death without any proof or backing for this claim.

2007 Hamas takeover of the Gaza Strip - Mahmoud Abbas of Fatah won the 2005 Palestinian Authority Presidential election. However, Hamas won the 2006 parliamentary elections in both the Gaza Strip and West Bank, with a majority of 74 out of 132 seats, to Fatah’s 45 seats. Fatah’s rule of the PA Presidency and Hamas’ rule of the PA government led to friction and eventually armed conflict between Hamas and Fatah. Hamas defeated Fatah militarily in the Gaza Strip in 2007, and since then Hamas rules in Gaza while the PA continues to rule the West Bank under Fatah.

UN Resolution 181 (the UN partition plan for Palestine) was passed by the UN General Assembly in 1947. It called for the partition of the British Mandate of Palestine into separate Jewish and Arab states, with Jerusalem as a separate entity under the rule of a special international body. The Arab state was meant to be comprised of the western Galilee, the West Bank, and the Gaza Strip, and the remaining territory of the Mandate west of the Jordan River would be the state of Israel - Jordan (known at the time as Transjordan) had already been established in what had been the part of the Mandate that was east of the Jordan River. The resolution was accepted by the Jewish Agency for Palestine, but Arab leaders and governments rejected it.

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